Baldur’s Gate 3 Shadowheart hair irks fans who want even more control

Baldur’s Gate 3’s High Half-Elf Cleric Shadowheart with her awful hairstyle

Baldur’s Gate 3’s High Half-Elf Cleric Shadowheart with her awful hairstyle

Larian Studios’ Baldur’s Gate 3 is one of the most expansive RPGs ever made with over 170 hours of cutscenes, 17,000 endings and customisable bits-and-bobs. However, fans are still torn over one of the game’s weird restrictions: the inability to change Shadowheart’s hair.

Numerous posts on the Baldur’s Gate 3 subreddit point at the lack of customisation for Shadowheart’s hair as a weird point of contention for Larian’s massive Dungeons and Dragons game.

The complaints stem from the current hairstyle of the character. Baldur’s Gate 3’s Shadowheart character is a High Half-Elf with all the physical attributes you’d expect, albeit with a hairstyle that has some rather goofy-looking bangs. Yes, the bangs are the problem.

Countless fans have taken to online forums to complain about Shadowheart’s hair, a hairstyle that we think looks quite nice, if not a little funny, on the RPG companion. Nevertheless, the posts rage on.

In one meme, a fan points out the oddity of being able to change Shadowheart’s class to a Druid, but being unable to change her hairstyle. It’s true that changing the character’s class to that of a Druid has huge consequences for her character, but a hair stylist is out of the question.

In another post, a user used AI generated art to change Shadowheart’s hair into a silly anime-styled haircut to mock the hatred of the character’s bangs. Hidden in the comments of this post, one user explained that Shadowheart’s haircut makes sense as using her face in character creation, via a mod, proved that the rest of the game’s hairstyles simply did not match the Half-Elf.

Baldur’s Gate 3 launches soon on PC after years of Early Access. The game is also coming to PlayStation 5 in September, but the upcoming Xbox Series version has been delayed due to Xbox Series S performance issues. The Xbox version is still actively in development with help from Microsoft.

Larian’s RPG will finally launch on Steam on August 1st.

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